Tapei landlord rents tiny balcony for NT$5,000

Landlord places an ad for a tiny 2 ping balcony in Taipei for NT$5,000 and he quickly finds a tenant

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/07/20
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei landlord recently placed an advertisement for a two

Tiny “balcony apartment.” (Image from 591.com.tw)

ping (a ping equals 3.3 square meters) one-room apartment for NT$5,000 (US$164) per month, however netizens were astonished to find that the “apartment” was actually a narrow balcony and someone apparently rented it.

The landlord, surnamed Hung (洪), advertised a “one-room apartment” with shared bathroom and kitchen (雅房) on the fourth floor of a building on the 591 apartment rental website with a total area of two ping at a price of NT$5,000 per month. He managed to stuff a small mattress on the floor and covered it with a cotton comforter in what was actually a cramped balcony, normally used by most Taiwanese to dry their laundry.    [FULL  STORY]

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